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The Silence of Snow by Eileen Merriman

The Silence of Snow

Eileen Merriman

eBook

A compelling medical novel about facing one's demons, self-prescribing and finding the strength to carry on, even when it seems that all is lost. Anaesthetic Fellow Rory McBride is adrift. Since a routine procedure went horribly wrong, he has been plagued...

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Impact of stealth  by Mark Porath

Impact of stealth

Mark Porath

Book

The first book of Mark Porath's trilogy Colour of Stealth was a mystery triller. It challenged us to think in more detail about our ancestors, and who they mght have been in reality ? Convicts extradited from England to Australia and New Zealand in...

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The orphan uprising  by James Morcan

The orphan uprising

James Morcan

Book

"Having eluded his former masters at the Omega Agency and escaped his life as an operative, Nine has married his soul mate, Isabelle. Their 5-year-old son has inherited his unique DNA. Their lifestyle is shattered when their son is abducted for scien...

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The girl in the mirror by Rose Carlyle

The girl in the mirror

Rose Carlyle

Large Print

"Identical twins only look the same ... Beautiful twin sisters Iris and Summer are startlingly alike, but beyond what the eye can see lies a darkness that sets them apart. Cynical and insecure, Iris has long been envious of open-hearted Summer's seem...

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The devils you know  by Ben Sanders

The devils you know

Ben Sanders

Book

"Vincent needs a change. He's spent the last fifteen years in covert operations for the US government, but after a botched and fatal mission, he decides he's done with pulling triggers. He lucks into a dream job in Santa Barbara as head of security f...

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Recalled to life by Wendy M. Wilson

Recalled to life

Wendy M. Wilson

eAudiobook

New Zealand, 1878: Awaking from a chloroform-induced sleep in a remote underground cell, Sergeant Frank Hardy must search his compromised memory to discover why he has been imprisoned. Meanwhile, his fiancee, Mette, and his partner Constable Will Kar...

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A cold wind down the grey by Wendy M. Wilson

A cold wind down the grey

Wendy M. Wilson

eAudiobook

Greymouth, New Zealand, 1866: The Burgess gang was in town, and a young surveyor from one of the country's leading families had vanished in the back country. Inspector James has never forgotten that year. In the gold mining town of Greymouth, where drunks...

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The tally stick by Carl Nixon

The tally stick

Carl Nixon

eBook

"Up on the highway, the only evidence that the Chamberlains had ever been there was two smeared tyre tracks in the mud leading into the almost undamaged screen of bushes and trees. No other cars passed that way until after dawn. By that time the tracks...

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Year's best Aotearoa New Zealand science fiction & fantasy. Volume 1

Year's best Aotearoa New Zealand science fiction & fantasy. Volume 1

eBook

For the first time ever, the best short SFF from Aotearoa New Zealand is collected together in a single volume.This inaugural edition of the Year's Best Aotearoa New Zealand Science Fiction & Fantasy brings together the very best short speculative fi...

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A dark and painful mystery by Wendy M. Wilson

A dark and painful mystery

Wendy M. Wilson

eBook

An Irish immigrant has been missing from his home in Sandon, New Zealand for almost a year. And around the time he was heading home, a brutal murder took place in the bush. Was he murdered, or did he simply leave his family for another woman. Sergeant...

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Recalled to Life by Wendy M. Wilson

Recalled to Life

Wendy M. Wilson

eBook

HE'S IN PRISON FOR A CRIME HE CAN'T REMEMBER When Sergeant Frank Hardy is kidnapped during a case and wakes to find himself imprisoned in an underground cell with no memory of how he got there and no clue who he has taken him, he must search his past...

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Dead shot by Wendy M. Wilson

Dead shot

Wendy M. Wilson

eBook

War with Maori rebels is once more in the air in 1880s New Zealand. Sergeant Frank Hardy is training volunteers in Palmerston North but is more worried about keeping his wife, Mette, safe and keeping himself out of debt. When he is given the opportunity...

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Not the faintest trace by Wendy M. Wilson

Not the faintest trace

Wendy M. Wilson

eBook

He was looking for bodies. He didn't expect to become one himself. Sergeant Frank Hardy is grinding out a living driving a Royal Mail Coach and playing rigged card games with a Chinese cook. Then he's asked to find two missing settlers. The job bores...

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Come to Grief by Wendy M. Wilson

Come to Grief

Wendy M. Wilson

eBook

HE SURVIVED THE WRECK; WILL HE SURVIVE WHAT COMES NEXT? Low on cash, Sergeant Frank and his wife, each take on a task that sends them to the South Island by steamer. When the ship hits a reef on the wild coast of the southernmost part of New Zealand,...

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Lying Under Water by Wendy M. Wilson

Lying Under Water

Wendy M. Wilson

eBook

Trapped by rising flood waters on his farm, and doing his best to care for his growing family, including his pregnant wife, Mette, Frank Hardy gives shelter to two other families. When one member of the sheltering families is found stabbed to death the...

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A dark and painful mystery by Wendy M. Wilson

A dark and painful mystery

Wendy M. Wilson

eAudiobook

An Irish immigrant has been missing from his home in Sandon, New Zealand for almost a year. And around the time he was heading home, a brutal murder took place in the bush. Was he murdered, or did he simply leave his family for another woman. Sergeant...

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Dead shot by Wendy M. Wilson

Dead shot

Wendy M. Wilson

eAudiobook

War with Maori rebels is once more in the air in 1880s New Zealand. Sergeant Frank Hardy is training volunteers in Palmerston North but is more worried about keeping his wife, Mette, safe and keeping himself out of debt. When he is given the opportunity...

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The Arc of Dacicus  by Charles Edward Williams

The Arc of Dacicus

Charles Edward Williams

Book

Years of provocation and deception have incited the Emperor Trajan to restore the honour of Rome on the eastern frontiers of the empire. Shameful memories of past humiliations from broken treaties and the dishonourable losses of Roman legions compels...

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Bluffing for beginners  by Merren Tait

Bluffing for beginners

Merren Tait

Book

"Em never imagined she'd use covert and shameless in the same sentence. Until she had nothing left to lose. Em Stewart is no pushover. She can hot wire a car, torpedo a beer in under ten seconds, and make the most curse-hardy trooper blush with her c...

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Bound by Vanda Symon

Bound

Vanda Symon

eBook

"A brutal home invasion shocks the nation. A man is murdered, his wife bound, gagged and left to watch. But when Detective Sam Shephard scratches the surface, the victim, a successful businessman, is not all he seems to be. And when the evidence points...

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Princess Floralinda and the forty-flight tower  by Tamsyn Muir

Princess Floralinda and the forty-flight tower

Tamsyn Muir

Book

"When the witch built the forty-flight tower, she made very sure to do the whole thing properly. Each flight contains a dreadful monster, ranging from a diamond-scaled dragon to a pack of slavering goblins. Should a prince battle his way to the top, he...

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Doom Creek by Alan Carter

Doom Creek

Alan Carter

eAudiobook

Sergeant Nick Chester has dodged the Geordie gangsters he once feared, is out of hiding and looking forward to a quiet life. But gold fever is creating ill-feeling between prospectors, and a new threat lurks in the form of trigger-happy Americans preparing...

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Daisy  by Pat Backley

Daisy

Pat Backley

Book

Daisy is a gentle family saga, spanning almost 100 years, from 1887 to 1974. It is set in Alabama, Harlem and London and incorporates some of the evils of society -- poverty, racism and snobbery -- as well as some of the greatest that life has to offer...

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What to Do When the World Ends  by Lister Verdi Whitwam

What to Do When the World Ends

Lister Verdi Whitwam

Book

With no instruction manuals to refer to, Digsy decided to have a drink and ponder the question when it tragically did so, which led eventually to his moonshine business, which led in turn to his forthcoming delivery to The Order’s warehouse. New Zealand...

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The girl in the mirror by Rose Carlyle

The girl in the mirror

Rose Carlyle

Audio CD

"Identical twins only look the same ... Beautiful twin sisters Iris and Summer are startlingly alike, but beyond what the eye can see lies a darkness that sets them apart. Cynical and insecure, Iris has long been envious of open-hearted Summer's seem...

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Treasure of the General Grant  by Brian David Wilson

Treasure of the General Grant

Brian David Wilson

Book

On the 4th May 1866 the General Grant, a 179-foot clipper, came to grief on the cliffs of the Auckland Islands of New Zealand. At the time it was travelling from Melbourne to London carrying 83 passengers and reportedly 2,576 ounces of gold? Robbie, ...

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The lockdown diary of Uncle Squirrel & Pūhoi Pete  by Ann Garry

The lockdown diary of Uncle Squirrel & Pūhoi Pete

Ann Garry

Book

"New Zealand is going into lockdown, and the country’s teddy bears have been called upon to become essential workers. They’re to take up window duties to comfort children whose lives have been changed by the Covid-19 pandemic. In the seaside suburb o...

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Call me Evie by J. P. Pomare

Call me Evie

J. P. Pomare

eAudiobook

Meet Evie, a young woman held captive by a man named Jim in the isolated New Zealand beach town of Maketu. Jim says he's hiding Evie to protect her, that she did something terrible back home in Melbourne. In a house that creaks against the wind, Evie...

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A kind of catharsis  by Ann Chapman

A kind of catharsis

Ann Chapman

Book

A dark story of justice, morality, and murder when a family seeks justice for the unexplained and unexpected death of a loved one. The family is devastated which drives their determination. The police are suspicious but there is no evidence. They are...

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Tomorrow the world  by M. K. Joseph

Tomorrow the world

M. K. Joseph

Book

A dying Hitler dictates his memoirs to a personal aide whilst his top commanders plot against each other to see who will become the next Fuhrer. Meanwhile a small resistance group from England tries to smuggle a package across Europe that will help to...

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Big Aggie sails again  by Michael Green

Big Aggie sails again

Michael Green

Book

Big Aggie strikes again - the sequel to Big Aggie sails the Gulf - continues the hilarious misadventures of skipper Blanco White as he plies the Hauraki Gulf in his trailer yacht..."--Back cover.

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The moon is missing  by Jenni A. Ogden

The moon is missing

Jenni A. Ogden

Book

"Georgia Grayson has perfected the art of being two people: a neurosurgeon on track to becoming the first female Director of Neurosurgery at a large London hospital, and a wife and mother. Home is her haven where, with husband Adam's support, she copes...

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Jacko  by Robert Philip Bolton

Jacko

Robert Philip Bolton

Book

Jackson Fearnsby's fiftieth year began badly, ended better, and was in between punctuated by a series of seasonal events and anniversaries shared with his friends and family. Set in Auckland, New Zealand, in 1950, this story follows the life of an ordinary...

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Portrait of a man  by Vicky Adin

Portrait of a man

Vicky Adin

Book

"Matteo Borgoni is a desperate man. He must succeed if he is to free his beloved wife, held captive by her father in Melbourne. His picture framing skills establish him with the artists of Dunedin in 1863, but he has many doubts, and many more obstacles...

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Archangel's sun  by Nalini Singh

Archangel's sun

Nalini Singh

Book

The Archangel of Death and the Archangel of Disease may be gone but their legacy of evil lives on - especially in Africa, where the shambling, rotting creatures called the reborn have gained a glimmer of vicious intelligence. It is up to Titus, archangel...

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The bones remember by Sara E. Johnson

The bones remember

Sara E. Johnson

eBook

Lips may lie, but teeth never do At first, Alexa Glock's initial case as a traveling forensic investigator seems straightforward'her expertise in teeth helps her identify the skeletal remains of a hunter found on the remote Stewart Island in New Zealand....

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New admissions  by Mira Harrison

New admissions

Mira Harrison

Book

"As the global Covid-19 pandemic reaches the shores of Aotearoa New Zealand, four women find themselves in novel circumstances as healthcare professionals, and in their personal lives. In these new fictional tales from the author of Admissions, we me...

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Addressed to Greta  by Fiona Sussman

Addressed to Greta

Fiona Sussman

Book

"Walter has set Greta a posthumous challenge that leads her across the world, and so far out of her comfort zone, that she has no choice but to confront who she really is"--Back cover.

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Blood of the sun  by Dan Rabarts

Blood of the sun

Dan Rabarts

Book

"There's been a gang massacre on Auckland's Freyberg Wharf. Body parts everywhere. And with the police's go-to laboratory out of action, it's up to scientific consult Pandora (Penny) Yee to sort through the mess. It's a hellish task, made worse by th...

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Monsters in the garden

Monsters in the garden

Book

Too stuffy inside? All those familiar social realist furnishings, all those comfortable literary tropes. Perhaps a stroll out under the trees, where things are breezier, stranger, more liable to break the rules. You may meet monsters out there, true....

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High Country hero by Holly Ford

High Country hero

Holly Ford

eAudiobook

Having brokered a fragile peace with his demons at last, ex-Afghan War pilot Mitch Stuart isn't in the market for redemption. But when he steps outside his comfort zone to help a stranger in a country pub, he inadvertently opens the door to the ghosts...

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Caught between  by Jeannie. author. McLean

Caught between

Jeannie. author. McLean

Book

Murders, money laundering, kidnapping. Who can Tova trust? Can she survive? The body of Jasmine Dunn (16) is washed up in Auckland. Then her mother's body appears on a deserted beach. Tova Tan lives below the Dunns and was seen arguing with Jasmine. Known...

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Glass houses and other stories  by Karen (Short story writer) Phillips

Glass houses and other stories

Karen (Short story writer) Phillips

Book

"A crash site memorial for a daughter is disturbed by road workers, a son goes missing after an earthquake, a husband struggles with his wife going into dementia care, grandparents meet-up with a grandchild they lost contact with when his parents divorced,...

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The girl in the mirror by Rose Carlyle

The girl in the mirror

Rose Carlyle

Large Print

"Identical twins only look the same ... Beautiful twin sisters Iris and Summer are startlingly alike, but beyond what the eye can see lies a darkness that sets them apart. Cynical and insecure, Iris has long been envious of open-hearted Summer's seem...

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The tally stick by Carl Nixon

The tally stick

Carl Nixon

Large Print

"Up on the highway, the only evidence that the Chamberlains had ever been there was two smeared tyre tracks in the mud leading into the almost undamaged screen of bushes and trees. No other cars passed that way until after dawn. By that time the tracks...

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I wish, I wish  by Zirk Van den Berg

I wish, I wish

Zirk Van den Berg

Book

As a mortician, Seb has mastered the art of making the dead resemble the living. He's embalmed countless corpses, unpacked organs, reset bones and made up pallid faces for their final viewing. If he's honest, he prefers the company of the deceased - ...

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The modern girl  by Diana K. Holmes

The modern girl

Diana K. Holmes

Book

Two women, ninety years apart, and an abandoned house that holds the key to a secret. When Frances Stewart wins a beauty pageant in 1931, she also wins a Hollywood screen test which enables her to leave behind her staid Victorian lifestyle in New Zealand...

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The matriarch by Witi Ihimaera

The matriarch

Witi Ihimaera

eBook

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Bulibasha by Witi Ihimaera

Bulibasha

Witi Ihimaera

eBook

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Witi Ihimaera by Witi Ihimaera

Witi Ihimaera

Witi Ihimaera

eBook

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The dream swimmer by Witi Ihimaera

The dream swimmer

Witi Ihimaera

eBook

Continues the odyssey of Tama Mahana, grandson and heir to the matriarch, as he takes up the mantle of leadership, along with his grandmother's battles with the Pakeha. But at every step Tamatea is thwarted, by deceit, deception and intrigue, and by the...

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One little lie  by Carne Maxwell

One little lie

Carne Maxwell

Book

"Nineteen-year-old Melissa and her three friends, Katrina, Belinda and Alison, take up an offer of work for the Christmas holidays on Melissa's uncle's tomato farm on Waiheke Island. The girls can't wait to swap their university days for the carefree...

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Retribution  by Christina O'Reilly

Retribution

Christina O'Reilly

Book

"A young woman has been murdered on Ripton Beach. DSS 'Archie' Baldrick and DC Ben Travers eventually identify the body as that of Lucy Martin, who has been renting a bach in the area. Her husband, Oliver, seems to know very little about his wife or ...

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Four comic novellas  by Bob Jones

Four comic novellas

Bob Jones

Book

"Four brilliant, original and funny novellas that will outrage and provoke readers' thoughts about modern life. Designed to be collected and for gift giving, this collection of sharp-witted tales on modern life will entertain and enthrall in the manner...

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The other girl by Cesca. author. Major

The other girl

Cesca. author. Major

Audio CD

1942, New Zealand. Edith's been locked away for a long time. She was just five years old when she was sent to Seacliff Lunatic Asylum. Fifteen years later, she has few memories of her life before the asylum, but longs for one beyond it. When she survives...

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A dance with fate by Juliet Marillier

A dance with fate

Juliet Marillier

Audio CD

An accident. A forfeit of freedom. A descent into danger. Liobhan, the young warrior and bard, has lost her brother to the Otherworld. Even more determined to gain a place as an elite fighter, she returns to Swan Island to continue her training. But Liobhan...

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Escape path lighting  by John Newton

Escape path lighting

John Newton

Book

"A drunken poet obliged to choose between Art and Love. What could possibly go wrong? Rock Oyster Island. It's a slack kind of place, but that's the way the locals like it: lifestyle farmers, pensioned-off bikers, seekers and healers, meth cooks and ...

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Das Lied der Maori by Sarah Lark

Das Lied der Maori

Sarah Lark

eBook

Neuseeland, 1893: William Martyn ist gebildeter und kultivierter als die übliche Klientel, die es auf der Suche nach Gold nach Queenstown verschlägt. Kein Wunder, denn Will ist der Sohn irischer Landadeliger. Die temperamentvolle Elaine verliebt sich...

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The Jacaranda house by Deborah Challinor

The Jacaranda house

Deborah Challinor

Audio CD

"Deborah Challinor returns with a spellbinding novel about a woman living in Sydney's notorious King's Cross in 1964. Polly Manaia is living in Sydney's notorious Kings Cross, working as an exotic dancer. She's desperate to bring her young daughter to...

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Victory Park  by Rachel (Novelist) author. Kerr

Victory Park

Rachel (Novelist) author. Kerr

Book

Kara lives in Victory Park council flats with her young son, just making a living by minding other people's kids - her nightly smoke on the fire escape the only time she can drop her guard and imagine something better. But the truth is life is threadbare...

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Remote sympathy  by Catherine Chidgey

Remote sympathy

Catherine Chidgey

Book

"Moving away from their lovely apartment in Munich isn’t nearly as wrenching an experience for Frau Greta Hahn as she had feared. Their new home is even lovelier than the one they left behind, and best of all – right on their doorstep – are some of the...

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King Solomon's deadly legacy  by John Fergusson

King Solomon's deadly legacy

John Fergusson

Book

"King Solomon of Israel left a time bomb we're ignoring. British scientist and atheist Simon Archer heads to Malaysia seeking a cure for his daughter's leukemia. But he finds himself trapped in the time of King Solomon among a people who love God. Shocked...

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No white lies  by Dan (Thriller novelist) Eaton

No white lies

Dan (Thriller novelist) Eaton

Book

"What would you do for success? Would you lie? Would you cheat? Would you kill? Award-winning journalist Will McCormick has it all. Money, a beautiful family, and a house in the picture-perfect resort of Queenstown. Will also has a dark secret. The story...

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Harrow the ninth by Tamsyn Muir

Harrow the ninth

Tamsyn Muir

eAudiobook

Harrow the Ninth, the sequel to the sensational, USA Today bestselling novel Gideon the Ninth, turns a galaxy inside out as one necromancer struggles to survive the wreckage of herself aboard the Emperors haunted space station. Harrowhark Nonagesimus,...

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Blood never lies  by Penelope Haines

Blood never lies

Penelope Haines

Book

"All families have stories. All families have history reaching back across time to the ones who came before. In the ninth century, an Irish healer rescues a Viking warrior from the sea. Can the story of Ciarnat and Thorkell reach through time and affect...

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Duplicity  by Nicky. author. Webber

Duplicity

Nicky. author. Webber

Book

This book tells the unique true-life story of Sophia Huston. Set in Sydney's upper echelons, Sophia offers love-for-sale to high society's elite businessmen. Born into eye-watering wealth, Sophia is intelligent, stunning, and a charming sophisticate....

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The Forger and the thief  by Kirsten McKenzie

The Forger and the thief

Kirsten McKenzie

Book

A wife on the run, a student searching for stolen art, a cleaner who has lined more than his pockets, a policeman whose career is almost over, and a guest who should never have received a wedding invite. Five strangers, entangled in the forger’s wicked...

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The Dacian enigma  by Charles Edward Williams

The Dacian enigma

Charles Edward Williams

Book

The sly deceit of the Dacian king unleashes an Emperor's revenge. A soldier learns the wily crafts of war and politics as he rises through the ranks of the legendary Legion of Gemina. Overreaching ambition lays the framework for fissures within the R...

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Dance Prone  by David Coventry

Dance Prone

David Coventry

Book

"During their 1985 tour, two events of hatred and stupidity forever change the lives of a band's four members. Neues Bauen, a post-hardcore Illinois group homing in on their own small fame, head on with frontman Conrad Wells sexually assaulted and gu...

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The crime of Huey Dunstan by James McNeish

The crime of Huey Dunstan

James McNeish

eBook

How do I describe him? Bubbly, mischievous. Surly, uncooperative. Happy-go-lucky, straightforward. Devious, calculating? Professor Chesney - Ches for short - recalls a court case in which he was an expert witness. At its centre is Huey Dunstan, a young...

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Blood men by Paul Cleave

Blood men

Paul Cleave

eBook

Edward Hunter is a family man with a beautiful wife and daughter, a great job, a bright future, and a very dark past. Edward's father is a man of blood. He's been in jail for twenty years and he's never coming out. Edward has struggled his entire life...

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The silence of snow  by Eileen (Haematologist) Merriman

The silence of snow

Eileen (Haematologist) Merriman

Book

"A compelling medical novel about facing one's demons, self-prescribing and finding the strength to carry on, even when it seems that all is lost. Anaesthetic Fellow Rory McBride is adrift. Since a routine procedure went horribly wrong, he has been plagued...

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The tally stick  by Carl Nixon

The tally stick

Carl Nixon

Book

"Up on the highway, the only evidence that the Chamberlains had ever been there was two smeared tyre tracks in the mud leading into the almost undamaged screen of bushes and trees. No other cars passed that way until after dawn. By that time the tracks...

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Threads of gold  by Jude Thomas

Threads of gold

Jude Thomas

Book

"Power and passion in a young country: the continuing story of a New Zealand woman ahead of her time. Billie is society’s darling, living in style on the Otago Peninsula in the flourishing 1890s. She is in the thick of the action: women’s suffrage, w...

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Secundus  by Paul W. Feenstra

Secundus

Paul W. Feenstra

Book

"When Mellester Manor, a small peaceful hamlet in southern England, is overcome by a catastrophic disaster, Odo and Charlotte's life is in absolute turmoil. With Sir Gweir, Lord of Mellester Manor, away in Ireland fighting alongside King Henry II, Mellester...

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The murder club  by Nikki Crutchley

The murder club

Nikki Crutchley

Book

"When the first letter arrives saying that 'tonight it begins', journalist Miller Hatcher ignores it. But then the body of a murdered woman is discovered, strangled, a scarf around her neck.Cassie Hughes has always vowed to find the man who murdered ...

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Pet  by Kathryn van Beek

Pet

Kathryn van Beek

Book

Pet is a dark and humorous short story collection that explores our relationships with children, lovers, and other animals. In these 18 stories we meet a girl in a standoff with the neighbourhood goose killer, a druggy who turns possums into pop cu...

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Crying trees = rakau tangi : a bushman's story  by Irene Swadling

Crying trees = rakau tangi : a bushman's story

Irene Swadling

Book

"Drawn from the experiences of workers in the timber-milling industry in the King Country bush in the 1930's. this novel is seen through the eyes of Nick downs. He is a young man who has much to learn when taken unwillingly from his apprenticeship as...

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Then she roars  by Vanessa author. Evetts

Then she roars

Vanessa author. Evetts

Book

What happens when the best and worst days of your life collide? Can joy and despair coexist? Life and death? Avery Bishop has a life worthy of envy: a high-profile career, a fit, strong body and a healthy dose of self-confidence. When a routine chec...

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The night of all souls by Philippa Swan

The night of all souls

Philippa Swan

Large Print

"Hugely acclaimed during her lifetime, writer Edith Wharton is back - with the most extraordinary opportunity. Summoned to a room in the afterlife, Edith finds the manuscript of a new novella inspired by her life. A letter from her one-time editor ad...

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State Highway One  by Sam Coley

State Highway One

Sam Coley

Book

"This is what I want to do. I want to go home. I want you to come with me. 'I want to go from here...' Finger on Cape Reinga. '..to here.' Finger at the bottom of Stewart Island, right at the bottom of the map. It's been years since Alex was in...

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Clearing of the mist  by Owen Clough

Clearing of the mist

Owen Clough

Book

"Thirty years have passed since Sam, and his mates went through the mist to the year 1863. Thirty years ago Sam received his head wounds in the attack on Auckland. Since then Sam's memory had not returned. Until a disastrous trip to Rhodesia with his...

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A dance with fate  by Juliet Marillier

A dance with fate

Juliet Marillier

Book

"A young woman who is a bard--and a warrior--seeks to repay her debts and settle scores in this thrilling historical fantasy series. The young warrior and bard Liobhan has lost her brother to the Otherworld. Even more determined to gain a place as an...

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The death ray debacle  by David McGill

The death ray debacle

David McGill

Book

"In June 1935 Takapuna inventor Victor Penny was attacked by foreign agents seeking what the newspapers dubbed a 'death ray'. The government secretly shifted him to Somes Island in Wellington harbour to develop the weapon. The novel of this true story...

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Year's best Aotearoa New Zealand science fiction & fantasy. V2

Year's best Aotearoa New Zealand science fiction & fantasy. V2

Book

"Ancient myths go high-tech a decade after the New New Zealand Wars. Safe homes and harbours turn to strangeness within and without.Splintered selves come together again – or not. Twelve authors. Thirteen stories. The best short science fiction and f...

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Year's best Aotearoa New Zealand science fiction & fantasy. V1

Year's best Aotearoa New Zealand science fiction & fantasy. V1

Book

"Collected together for the first time, the very best science fiction and fantasy short stories published by New Zealand authors in 2018"--Publisher information.

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The telling time  by P. J. McKay

The telling time

P. J. McKay

Book

"When secrets demand to be told... Two young women, a generation apart, travel to opposite sides of the world on fraught journeys of self-discovery. 1958: Gabrijela yearns to escape the confines of bleak post-war Yugoslavia and her tiny fishing community,...

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The undertaker's apprentice  by Geraldine Oliver

The undertaker's apprentice

Geraldine Oliver

Book

Dartel was going to be an AB*, a living legend, until the accident that killed his best mate Peejay. Peejay's death changed everything. Dartel found himself working for the undertaker who took charge of Peejay's funeral. This wasn't the future he'd dreamed...

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Soldiers  by Tom Remiger

Soldiers

Tom Remiger

Book

Breen sometimes thought sourly that Tiger Jackson would have made a good fascist. He told unreliable stories, he liked power and admiration, and he had all three military virtues- self-belief, luck, and an eye for the main chance. Despite all this, Breen...

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The air that we breathe  by Kara. author. Douglas

The air that we breathe

Kara. author. Douglas

Book

"In 1961 Italian immigrants Abele and Maria Moretti settle into life in Wittenoom, Western Australia. They are promised a financially secure future working in an asbestos mine in the harsh and desolate outback. Despite health warnings to management, the...

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Shifting currents  by Joanna Orwin

Shifting currents

Joanna Orwin

Book

"It is 1853. Widowed Lydia Boulcott has remarried, hoping to escape her shameful past. An isolated new life in the kauri forests of New Zealand's Far North offers the chance of a respectable future for her and her five-year-old daughter, Hannah. To her...

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The swimmers  by Chloe Lane

The swimmers

Chloe Lane

Book

"Erin's mother has motor neurone disease and has decided to take her fate into her own hands. As Erin looks back at her twenty-six-year-old self, she can finally tell the story of the unimaginable task she faced one winter"--Back cover.

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Mellons Bay  by Suzanne Singleton

Mellons Bay

Suzanne Singleton

Book

"MELLONS BAY is a story of relationships and family. It depicts life in colonial Auckland, change and adaptation in a new land, heartache, hope, love and loss. It is also a fictionalised account of the author's great-great-grandparents.The book traces...

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Going home  by Carole Brungar

Going home

Carole Brungar

Book

"When Ronnie McIlroy volunteers to spend twelve months nursing in a South Vietnamese hospital, she's ill-prepared for a poverty-stricken country at war. Neither weak nor faint-hearted, she's way out of her comfort zone. American pilot, Joseph Hunter Jr,...

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Sprigs  by Brannavan Gnanalingam

Sprigs

Brannavan Gnanalingam

Book

It is Saturday afternoon and two boys' schools are locked in battle for college rugby supremacy. Priya - a fifteen year old who barely belongs - watches from the sidelines. Then it is Saturday night and the team is partying, Priya's friends have evaporated...

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Poker chips and poison  by Rodney Strong

Poker chips and poison

Rodney Strong

Book

If old age doesn't get her..the murderer will. 97 year old Alice Atkinson should be comfortably living out her days at the Silvermoon Retirement Village. But she's bored. A lifetime of living in the grey area between right and wrong means that winning...

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Missing on Lion Rock  by Patricia Snelling

Missing on Lion Rock

Patricia Snelling

Book

"Sandy Barrett's hiking escapades were usually uneventful and relaxing, until the day she risked her life saving a trapped seagull and tumbled down a 100m cliff. After tree branches miraculously broke her fall, her body lay battered on a rocky ledge....

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The stone wētā  by Octavia Cade

The stone wētā

Octavia Cade

Book

We talk about the tyranny of distance a lot in this country. That distance will not save us. With governments denying climate science, scientists from affected countries and organisations are forced to traffic data to ensure the preservation of research...

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It happened on Fifth Street  by Robyn Pearce

It happened on Fifth Street

Robyn Pearce

Book

"1837. America. A hidden letter. Family secrets. And Alf - determined to uncover them. 2015. New Zealand. A forgotten tin trunk. An old coin. And Abigail - searching through ancient documents. What were her ancestors hiding? Something dangerous, it s...

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Biopsies  by Greg Judkins

Biopsies

Greg Judkins

Book

In a diverse community in South Auckland, a Serbian refugee struggles with post-natal depression, a Vietnamese boy with a deformed hand is asked to interpret for his grandmother and becomes burdened with a tragic secret, and a doctor becomes reluctan...

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